Projectile Science: Physics Behind Kicking a Field Goal and Launching a Rocket with Science Activities for Kids
In Projectile Science: The Physics Behind Kicking a Field Goal and Launching a Rocket with Science Activities for Kids, one of four titles in the Technology for Today set, kids ages 10 to 15 learn why projectiles follow the paths they do and what factors influence those paths. Readers who are fascinated with potato cannons, slingshots, and rocketry will love taking that next step and applying what they learn about the laws of physics to the science of figuring out where to aim.
Math is the language you use to understand the science of ballistics. In this book, readers will learn about the forces that act on the projectiles and how to calculate those forces to make educated predictions about where their homemade rockets and other projectiles will land. 25 Safe, hands-on STEAM activities using materials that are easy to acquire are a terrific way to foster real-life learning about ballistics. Kids will perform Galileo's famous test for gravity, create clinometers to measure height and distance, and build a machine that can throw curve balls.
Essential questions that promote critical examination of the science, primary sources, online videos, and science-minded engineering activities let readers have a blast learning about the physics of ballistics!
Science is all around us, so Explore! Each book contains 25 projects in an easy to follow format and provides simple, hands-on opportunities in a variety of science areas. Make a mold of an animal track or build a terrarium to see the water cycle in action in Rivers and Ponds. Create shadow puppets or plant a garden that blooms at night in Night Science! Make your own stalactite or grow your own crystals in Rocks and Minerals. Construct a simple circuit, paperclip switch and a solar oven in Electricity. For each chapter in the book, textual information is included with vocabulary words listed in bold with definitions. Projects are listed along with a supply list and numbered instructions. A glossary, resource page, and index are found at the back of the book. Great resources to enhance your science or unit studies and bring some fun back to science! Approx. 90 pgs each. PB. ~Donna/Deanne